Shake, rattle and fall?

Shake, rattle and fall?

As part of their study of Earthquakes, the children in Mercury were tasked with designing and creating a building which would withstand an earthquake! They were given paper, art straws, lollysticks and sellotape, along with a detailed brief to adhere to. Some...
Sketching in the sunshine

Sketching in the sunshine

Mercury enjoyed the beautiful weather today, practising their sketching in our woodland area. We looked at using texture and shading to add detail to our close-up, observation sketches. A very peaceful afternoon was enjoyed by all!
Skilful sketching

Skilful sketching

Mercury have been learning to use different different types of pencils to create texture when sketching. They began by experimenting with the effects which can be created depending on the hardness of the pencil, before moving on to selecting the best pencil to...
Washingwell Weavers

Washingwell Weavers

As part of their ‘Our World and Beyond’ topic, Year 6 have been learning about Kente cloth. Native to Ghana, Kente is a type of silk or cotton fabric made of interwoven strips of material. Designed using bright, vibrant colours, it is worn by men (in a...
Let’s share a story 📚

Let’s share a story 📚

There was an exciting buzz around the library this afternoon as Mercury were choosing a range of different books to share with children in Jupiter. To finish the afternoon we had hot chocolate and Mr Barnes shared on of Jupiter’s favourite stories with Mercury....
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